Kyle N. Brown

Arlington, VA

Kyle Brown retired in 2020 from his position with the IRS as Division Counsel for the Tax-exempt and Government Entity Division Counsel organization, in which role Kyle managed all enforcement and litigation for the IRS relating to tax and qualification requirements for retirement plans. Prior to that position, Kyle served as a Special Counsel managing qualified retirement plan guidance projects for the organization within IRS Chief Counsel now known as Employee Benefits, Exempt Organizations, and Employment Taxes (EEE).

For most of his career, Kyle worked for Watson Wyatt (currently known as Willis Towers Watson), holding different positions including Director of Legislative Affairs and manager of the team providing legal services to the US benefits practice. Kyle has also been an adjunct professor teaching taxes and employee benefits at the University of Maryland, the George Washington University School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, and the Temple University Beasley School of Law.

DB Plans
Mediator

Served as lead retirement counsel for the US benefits practice of the actuarial consulting firm Watson Wyatt. nnCo-authored three editions (7th, 8th, and 9th) of Fundamentals of Private Pensions, published by the Pension Research Center. Wrote Tax Management Portfolio 352-4th, Specialized Qualified Plans – Cash Balance, Target, Age-Weighted and Hybrid, and TMP 356-3rd, Nondiscrimination Testing and Permitted Disparity in Qualified Retirement Plans.

Actuarial Issues
Mediator

Served as lead retirement counsel for the US benefits practice of the actuarial consulting firm Watson Wyatt. nnCo-authored three editions (7th, 8th, and 9th) of Fundamentals of Private Pensions, published by the Pension Research Center. Wrote Tax Management Portfolio 352-4th, Specialized Qualified Plans – Cash Balance, Target, Age-Weighted and Hybrid, and TMP 356-3rd, Nondiscrimination Testing and Permitted Disparity in Qualified Retirement Plans.